Saturday, 26 December 2009

North East Writers' Forum

North East Writers’ Forum NEWF — a forum for the promotion of creative writing in English in North-East India -- was formed in January 1998 to serve as a common platform and to promote the interests of writers writing in English in North-East India, in order to make possible regular interaction and discussion among them and to contribute positively to the dissemination of creative expression to a wider audience. Besides this, the Forum also hopes to encourage the process of translating into English, and thereby make available to a larger audience, the best creative works from the regional languages of this part of the country.

Activities: A Monthly Meeting of the Guwahati Chapter of the Forum is held at the Forum office premises in the Deshabhakta Tarun Ram Phukan Stadium Complex in Guwahati. Readings of recent writings by Forum members and/or of other pieces of writing that members might want to share with others followed by a detailed discussion is the main component of these meetings. Even non-members are welcome to attend the meeting.

The Forum publishes an annual literary journal called NEWFrontiers containing literary pieces in English – poems, stories, essays, travelogues, book-reviews, comments – besides a newsletter containing recent and forthcoming activities of the Forum. Contributions are solicited from all. They may be sent directly to the Editor of the Journal at the office of the Forum.

Besides holding its AGM, the Forum also organizes work-shops, seminars and literary meets from time to time at various locations of the north-east.

Membership: Membership is open to anyone (who has passed Class XII or its equivalent) who is interested in writing. For membership forms and for further details about the Forum please contact the Secretary or send a request to the Office of the Forum.

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